For Christmas, the big kids each got a bike with training wheels and a helmet. Miles has been loving riding his bike in the cul-de-sac. Vivienne, on the other hand, has had a couple very minor spills that apparently were enough to make her a bit gun-shy. Last week, we took the kids across the street to the soccer fields (which have a great, flat bike path all the way around them, about half a mile in circumference).
Miles was on his bike, but Vivienne wanted to ride her scooter. Unfortunately, the scooter is a lot less efficient, so it takes a lot more work for her to get around. She didn't get too far before deciding that she would rather walk and have me carry her scooter on the stroller with Evelyn.
Just a couple days ago, we finally got this...
Vivienne decided that she could ride her bike instead. I watched her like a hawk and stayed by her side to be sure that she didn't fall. Of course, I will not always do this, but I wanted our girl to have one good, safe, fall-free trip around the fields to give her more confidence and more enthusiasm for a repeat performance. She was very proud of herself for riding her bike, and we were so glad that she gave it another try.
I'm looking forward to many more rides around the soccer fields with my big kids on their bikes. It's so fun to be able to do this. Hopefully soon we will be able to get out on the greenway with them and ride our bikes together as a family.